“I feel weird working from home.” “I’m trying to handle a conference call and a 3-year-old at the same time.” “I just worked out and it’s 10:00 AM.” “What am I doing? I feel like I’ve lost my focus.”
My clients are some of the hardest-working, motivated, driven, laser-focused individuals alive. So, if they’re unfocused, what do you think everyone else is doing?
It’s totally normal to feel “dis-oriented” during times of change (see my previous blog: How to flatten your own curve during major change). I have attached a tactical item to get you and your teams re-focused. I called it the re-focus worksheet. This worksheet is about your job. It contains seven simple questions to get you re-focused on what your job is, what it’s responsible for, and what it should spend it’s time on. I do recommend after you fill it out, you get a second opinion from someone who knows your job well. My thinking is: No matter where your office is or what distractions and obstacles you face, your job stays consistent and it’s your baseline to find your work focus.
I hope you find this worksheet simple, practical, and valuable. Hang in there.